Sustainable innovation

Our research into lightweight, stronger, flexible and sustainable packaging materials, coupled with our investment in the latest equipment technology, will reduce your cost and carbon footprint.

Our customer journey starts by understanding what matters most

We assess five criteria to create the highest performing sustainable film

Where is the film material from?

  • Oil
  • Sugar cane
  • Potato and corn strach
  • Bio plastics
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Source

1

Performance

What does the film need to do?

  • Barrier
  • Strength
  • Stretch
  • Colour
  • Printing and presentation
2

Source

Where is the film material from?

  • Oil
  • Sugar cane
  • Potato and corn strach
  • Bio plastics
3

End of life

What happens after the film has been used?

  • Oil based polymers for recycling
  • Sugar cane polymers for recycling
  • Potato and corn starch polymers for industrial composting
  • Bio plastics for biodegrading
3

End of life

How to reduce carbon emissions?

  • Reduce CO2 emissions
  • End of life disposal options
  • Assessing life cycle assessments (LCA) of different materials
5

Life cycle analysis

4

Recycled content

What recycled content is needed?

  • We can reprocess our material into new products, using less virgin material with no loss of performance
  • Importance of recycled content
5

Life cycle analysis

How to reduce carbon emissions?

  • Reduce CO2 emissions
  • End of life disposal options
  • Assessing life cycle assessments (LCA) of different materials

We can achieve all these things

For every option, we develop and supply a film solution to match your priorities

Reducing our carbon footprint

1

Reconsider material

Material innovation is our priority. We can help each customer evaluate compostable, degradable and bio-based materials to see if these may be suitable.

2

Life-cycle analysis

We have commissioned the Carbon Trust to develop a tool to help understand the life-cycle-effect of choosing different packaging materials.

3

End-of-life options

We strive to drive recycling, re-use and working towards creating a circular economy for plastic packaging.

4

Reduce packaging

We identify oppurtunities to improve your packaging efficiency and reduce the overall amount of packaging used through material innovation and environmental reviews.

In-house mechanical recycling

We have a dedicated material recycling centre. This gives us the capability to operate as a registered waste recycler, segregate and recycle internally produced waste, strictly control recycling of different materials and re-introduce recycled material into different products.

Following recent investment, our recycling capacity has trebled, and we have extended the range of products we can recycle in house. We are also investigating the possibility of ‘washing’ materials prior to recycling, opening the door for us to re-process our customer’s waste

Our environmental responsibilities

Polythene proven to have lower carbon footprint than paper

Carbon dioxide emissions of the Flexipol polythene sack are 36% lower than the paper equivalent.

More about Flexipol's lower carbon footprint

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